Are you planning your next trip to New York City? If so, you’re likely excited about all the sights and attractions you plan to take in during your stay. You may even plan to do some shopping at a store or two! While all of that is exciting and glamorous, one thing you probably aren’t planning on doing is lugging your bags all around the New York City streets.
The new year is underway, and that means businesspeople are starting to plan the trips they’ll take in 2017. At first glance, this travel will seem routine—business travelers will book flights, pack their bags, chart their itineraries, and board their planes for destinations near and far.
In reality, business travelers in 2017 will operate differently than they have in years past. That’s because new and emerging trends are changing the way businesspeople travel. And that’s impacting not only the experiences of businesspeople, but also the travel industry as a whole. Here are five trends that will shape business travel in 2017.
By now, you’ve probably heard stories from many people who are making tons of extra cash by being AirBnB hosts. Well, as a host, your primary job is obviously to provide your guests with a great place to stay. However, if you want to make sure your guests are happy and that you become one of those successful AirBnB hosts, you can go above and beyond to grow your reputation (and make even more money). Here are our top eight AirBnB host tips…
City CoPilot Thanksgiving holiday store hours and updates:
- The Lower East Side location will be open Thanksgiving Day with limited hours from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
- Brooklyn location will be closed on Thanksgiving Day for luggage storage and package acceptance. Lockbox key exchange will be available as usual.
- Midtown Manhattan location will be closed on Thanksgiving Day for luggage storage and package acceptance. Lockbox key exchange will be available as usual.
Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan lockboxes will be loaded in the morning at 9:00 am and checked at 3:00 pm. If you have a last-minute reservation on Thanksgiving Day, your final chance to make it is at 3:00 pm.
And don’t forget to send your Cyber Monday purchases to City CoPilot — you don’t have to miss a FedEx, UPS or USPS delivery this holiday season! We make life without a doorman easier.
We’re writing this post because approximately 50% of tourists who stay in the East Village and discover our Lower East Side location for luggage storage always say a variation of the same thing: “We thought there were no luggage storage or luggage lockers in the East Village! We Googled and nothing!”
We have no idea why nothing’s popping on those browsers, but let us share a PSA to anyone visiting the East Village, Chinatown, Soho or the West Village who needs luggage storage: City CoPilot is here for you.
Did we mention the 63 five-star reviews on Yelp? (That’s probably because of our novel concept to make luggage storage secure.) Or that we do concierge services like NYC airport transportation, luggage transport, and arranging NYC tours and attractions?
Don’t say we didn’t tell you!
We are literally the Beastie Boys song “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” right now. That’s right: City CoPilot will be rocking NYC visitors’ luggage storage and key exchange needs
eight seven days a week in Williamsburg this October! (We’ll keep you posted on the exact date.)
Opening our third store at 332 Hooper Street (near Marcy Avenue and Hewes Street stops) means we’re officially bi-borough, joining our midtown Manhattan store and Lower East Side flagship. We’re beyond excited to serve hosts, guests and locals in Brooklyn. Just don’t mind us if grow handlebar mustaches and buy drop-crotch leather pants.
Stay tuned for more details on our Williamsburg store…
We have good reason to be confident about our luggage storage in NYC.
City CoPilot has served guests in downtown Manhattan since 2014, and just last month we opened a second location to serve tourists’ bag storage demand in midtown Manhattan. This means we now a sizable chunk of Manhattan, from Hell’s Kitchen all the down to Chinatown. (And we’re expanding to even more places soon! Stay tuned.)
Unlike some other places, we actually store luggage and suitcases securely and orderly, behind THE WALL (and not piled up within easy grabbing distance).
Here’s how we can back up our luggage storage swagger:
- Have you seen all our 5-star reviews on Yelp? (Feel free to share love for our Times Square store on Yelp!)
- We got ALL the stars on Facebook, too. (The same goes for leaving Times Square store reviews on Facebook.)
- Conde Nast Traveler loves us. They know what’s what.
- Local businesses want to be our partners. We strengthen NYC’s small businesses from all the thousands of guests who use our short-term luggage storage and delivery services!
- We see happy, relieved faces like this every day:
So, um, yeah…
ICYDK, there’s a giant map of the world in our Lower East Side store and it’s definitely a conversation piece, representing the guests who visit us from all over the world. It’s one of the many reasons we love our business — the chance to meet folks from other cultures and get their take of New York City. (Humble brag: several of our team members are multi-lingual! (Somos capaces de dar instrucciones al metro en español.)
Recently, a guest arrived and stared at the map, frowning. What’s the problem, we asked? He replied: “My country is missing!” “What country? “Malta!” This would not stand. We handed the guest a Sharpie and presto: Malta was on the map.
So we use this post to pledge that should any land be omitted from any current or future maps, guests are welcome to add it. Also, we need to get to Malta ASAP. What hideous scenery, right?
Photo: Planet Ware
Did you hear the news? City CoPilot opened a new location in the heart of Manhattan at 777 8th Avenue. The Times Square store provides the same safe, secure midtown luggage storage and key exchange as the Lower East Side store, except package acceptance).
We’re especially proud to open up in Hell’s Kitchen because we have something our other baggage storage competitors in midtown NYC don’t have: a WALL. You’ve met the one on Allen Street, now meet The Wall on 8th Avenue:
It’s a simple concept, right? A WALL. A wall protects your precious cargo from thieves and the elements, unlike (cough cough) our competition in the area that stores bags and suitcases on shelves in full sight of street traffic, or worse, splayed out on the floor within grabbing distance.
With our new luggage storage space in the center of Manhattan, you buy peace of mind knowing our trusted CoPilot will tag your possessions until you’re ready to pick them up for a reasonable price, and that they’re resting comfortably and securely behind The Wall.